Such a sad new story out of Minnesota from CBS News. As many places in the nation move toward compassionate medical marijuana policies, Angela Brown in Madison is being criminally charged for making a decision that no parent should have to make. Brown’s son, Trey, is a 15 year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury three years ago at a baseball game.

“It just hurts in my brain everywhere,” he says about his condition. “I really can’t explain the pain.”

His brain injury causes headaches, muscle spasms and seizures. It got so bad he couldn’t go to school and started to punch and cut himself.

Desperate to help her son, and frustrated unsuccessful medical treatments, the Browns traveled to Colorado to buy cannabis oil over the counter.

It worked.

His school was impressed. They asked the Browns what was helping him function again. And teachers were not happy with his parents’ answer.

“It was a week later when my mom called and said, ‘The cops are looking for you,'” Angela Brown said.

Investigators seized the oil and charged Angela Brown with child endangerment and causing a child to need protection.

Hey parents — what would YOU do?

  • OliverH

    what did they need to protect him from? mom did a good job

    • I’m sure a lot of moms would do something similar.

    • JeffreyJ

      yeah what people forget is that weed is a natural occurring part of nature

  • AnnieJTerry

    weed is still a drug though she should have moved to colorado first and got permission from a doctor thats just me but either way I think they’re making her into a bigger criminal than she really is, just a desperate mistake

    • True. It sucks she would have to uproot her family but she would be much better off in a place that is tolerant of the medical marijuana movement. I bet she wasn’t really thinking clearly. I hope she gets a good lawyer.

  • MissJena

    In theory, they should have moved to Colorado where it is legal. 50 states, 50 different sets of laws and you can live where you best fit. But, jobs don’t always work that way 🙁 As a mom I would have treated my son the same way, just would have kept my mouth shut about how he got better.